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SAKURA FESTIVALAbout the Chiyoda City Sakura Festival

About the Chiyoda City Sakura Festival

The 2019 Chiyoda City Sakura Festival will be held from Wednesday, March 27 to Sunday, April 7(subject to change according to blooming conditions). During this period, the entire 700 meters of the famous sakura-lined Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way will be illuminated with LED lights. Special night-time boat rentals will also be available to visitors hoping to view the cherry blossoms from the Chidori-ga-fuchi moat in the evening. In the surrounding areas, various shopping arcades and local organizations will be holding sakura-related events, and a free sightseeing bus named Sakura Karugamo will be offering glimpses of the Chidori-ga-fuchi cherry blossoms from its windows. Marunouchi Shuttle Sakura Matsuri - another free shuttle bus - will also be in operation throughout Chiyoda.

Enjoy one of Tokyo's most celebrated sakura sites,
right here in Chiyoda!


Sponsor: Chiyoda City Tourism Association, Chiyoda City
Period: from Wednesday, March 27 to Sunday, April 7, 2019


  • Hanzomon Station offers easy access to Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way. During cherry blossom season, the Kudanshita Station-side entrance to the Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way can be extremely crowded; entrance may even be restricted for the illuminated blossoms at night. To avoid the crowds during the sakura festival, we suggest taking a peaceful stroll from Hanzomon Station, which is only a 5-minute walk from Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way.
  • No parking in the area. Unfortunately, parking is not available near the Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way. We ask visitors to avoid coming by car. Also, local authorities will be cracking down on illegal parking during the sakura festival. To use the paid parking at Kitanomaru Garden, please inquire first to confirm if spaces are available.
  • Smoking and picnicking are prohibited along the Green Way. Smoking and picnicking are not permitted in the Green Way area. Please be aware that there will be no stalls or carts offering food or beverages either.
  • Please refrain from using tripods and other equipment to take photos. To ensure the safety of all visitors during the Chiyoda City Sakura Festival, we ask guests to abstain from using tripods, or other equipment that may disturb others, when taking photos.
  • Please do not touch the sakura trees. The sakura trees at Chidori-ga-fuchi are a valued part of our community enjoyed by residents year-round. Please enjoy the spectacular views they present, while making sure not to touch them directly.
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How to reach the Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way
5 minutes walk from Exit 2 of Tokyo Metro Kudanshita Station
5 minutes walk from Exit 5 of Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Station
Kudanshita Station is expected to see intense congestion during the festival period. To avoid the crowds, we recommend getting off at Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Station or another station in the area and walking to Chidori-ga-fuchi Green Way.

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